Thanks for hosting me! https://t.co/21EMiMGpo8— David French (@DavidAFrench) August 8, 2019
David French is my reverse moral compass.— Richard ?? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) June 6, 2019
What Would French Do or Say is a good way of recognizing what is utterly fake, stupid, and harmful.
What Would French *Not* Do Or Say is a good way of opening up space for serious thinking. https://t.co/7429MmZjy5
I spent about an hour last night listening to David French whining about being ridiculed by the Alt-Right on the ERLC podcast. I had no intention of writing about it until I saw that he regurgitated pretty much everything he said in a sanctimonious new Time article this morning.
“In the immediate aftermath of the El Paso shooting, a raging argument broke out online and across the airwaves. Given that the suspected shooter used one of Donald Trump’s favorite words to describe illegal immigration–invasion–did that mean Trump actually inspired one of the worst mass killings in American history? And if his words inspired violence, can we blame other politicians on the left and the right when depraved killers repeat their slogans and messages?
It’s elementary to understand that the use of deliberately inflammatory rhetoric–especially in an angry, polarized era–can have terrible consequences. At the same time, however, arguments about specific politicians are much too simplistic. In fact, in the white-nationalist context, it actually understates the extent to which “alt-right” ideas and themes have infiltrated American discourse in ways that have energized a fringe movement and given it life and reach beyond the Oval Office. …
As strange as it may sound, to focus on the President is to think too small. The old virus of white nationalism has been injected into our culture in a new way, and it’s imperative that we recognize its symptoms–including its language and ideas–and react with the energy and commitment to banish it back into the irrelevant margins of American life.”
Listen to David French’s voice in the podcast. As I listened to Pastor French, I found myself thinking that he sounds like a eunuch. You can hear the physical weakness and softness in his voice.
French sounds like one of the Emperor Honorius’s eunuchs:
“At that time they say that the Emperor Honorius in Ravenna received the message from one of the eunuchs, evidently a keeper of the poultry, that Rome had perished. And he cried out and said, ‘And yet it has just eaten from my hands!’ For he had a very large cock, Rome by name; and the eunuch comprehending his words said that it was the city of Rome which had perished at the hands of Alaric, and the emperor with a sigh of relief answered quickly: ‘But I, my good fellow, thought that my fowl Rome had perished.’ So great, they say, was the folly with which this emperor was possessed.”
Procopius, The Vandalic War (III.2.25-26)
This is how we see mainstream conservatism.
David French is a modern day version of “a keeper of the poultry.” He owes his position as a columnist in the mainstream media to his proximity to powerful elites. The price of his proximity to power is that he is an utterly useless and ineffective champion of his own constituency. The reason that people like French are hand picked and promoted as thought leaders is because they are losers. The Left needs a respectable professional loser as their controlled opposition and to legitimize their victories.
David French isn’t animated by any of the causes that drive the Alt-Right. He isn’t concerned about the total collapse of immigration enforcement on the Mexican border. Instead, he is worried that you might call over a million illegal aliens pouring across it unopposed an “invasion.” He isn’t concerned about the restriction of thought and speech by political correctness. Instead, he is concerned with policing your tone. He isn’t concerned about Big Tech using its monopoly power to crush dissent from the mainstream elite consensus. Instead, he is worried that Facebook and Twitter might be regulated by the government. David French thought the Mueller Report “should shock our conscience.”
David French is all over the map depending on the elite conventional wisdom of the moment.
In May, French was citing gun rights as his primary defense against the Alt-Riight charge that mainstream conservatism has conserved nothing of value. By August, French was calling for Minority Report-style red flag laws. A week ago, French wrote an article condemning Sen. Josh Hawley’s effort to regulate Big Tech called “Against the Republican Daddy State.” A week later, French was calling for liberal judges to have the power to arbitrarily seize your guns.
French likes to adopt the pose of a highly principled and moral “classical liberal,” but he shouldn’t be taken seriously. He defends Israel’s right to use deadly force to secure its own border while simultaneously decrying the hysteria about the caravans in the United States. He thunders about federal civil rights laws which are utterly inconsistent with classical liberalism. He believes the federal government should declare war on White Nationalists and that the power of the state should be used to strip us of our constitutional rights for having similar albeit milder beliefs on race than the Founding Fathers.
David French is famously out of touch with the conservative base:
- He has defended Silicon Valley as it has censored ordinary conservative voters.
- He was one of the few people on earth credulous enough to believe that Blompf sexually assaulted E. Jean Carroll.
- He wrote an article looking forward to the day when President Kamala Harris would have the power to censor her Twitter conversations to silence her critics.
- He recently wrote an article in which he insinuated that his adopted Ethiopian daughter is more American than the children of 9th generation White Americans.
- Most bizarrely of all, one of French’s most recent hot takes was that Third World immigrants should be preferred to European immigrants who will de-Christianize America.
These are only some of the most risible French takes over the past few months.
We are enjoying the challenge posed by French. It is a good thing that we have someone as transparently weak and ineffective as David French declaring war on us. Ultimately, it will be people like French who are discredited and banished to the irrelevant margins of American life. I’ve written dozens articles about him because he is the avatar of the literal professional cuckservative loser.
Is David French going to secure the border? Stop abortion? Stop social media censorship? Stop child drag queens? Stop political correctness? Stop anti-white hatred? Is he capable of addressing any of the grievances of conservative base? Does anyone believe it is plausible that French is capable of winning on any major political issue? No, his instinct is to tone police the base and call them racists. He is there to fight us while preserving the status quo and gracefully losing on all these issues to the Left.
It is no accident that young White people don’t want to sit there and listen to David French and Russell Moore’s milquetoast liberalism. There is an ongoing exodus from the Southern Baptist Convention. That’s because there is nothing compelling to young men about Judeo-Christianity as it is presented by this duo. It comes across as a gospel of weakness and effeminacy and worshiping Jews. Young men would rather play video games or do just about anything than listen to that shit.
Martin Luther, John Calvin and John Knox sounded nothing at all like David French and Russell Moore. Protestantism grew when it was radical. It has wilted under liberalism. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times. David French is one of the weak men leading us to hard times. Hard times eventually end up creating strong men as dissolution gives way to a popular revolt against it. And, strong men will inevitably be reviled by weak men like David French as they are shoved aside.
It has to be done though. This is a necessary step.
When the Left calls us names, we will just laugh. We won’t collapse into a seizure of disavowals and apologies like mainstream conservatives.
“There is a category of lowly man
Intoxicated by his own brand
Of valiant salvation for
Those lowly outcasts, meek, cash-poor
This worm sees in minorities
A proxy for his purity
The perfect opportunity
To show his deep immunity
To any selfish, racist cause
Like enforcing domestic laws
Those can be altered as niceness dictates
Anything to root out hate!
Root out the immigrant’s opposition!
Commence the liberal inquisition!
Those redneck fools deserve to languish
The worm blames sloth for all their anguish
Heritage nation, consumed by vice!
You just need to be more nice!
The global south deigns to redeem you
Be grateful, for they generate revenue
For the masters you’ve failed to serve
Those men, the worms, who pose to conserve
Those values you have clearly lost
This is the Capitalist Pentecost
Submit to the modernist’s spirit of avarice
Defer now to the mocha-skinned Lazarus
Know this, you are more rich than him
If not in cash, then in your white skin
The worm is possessed by cool-kid perception
Considers himself a great exception
To all those evil, racist whites
Whose recalcitrance impedes his rights
To trample on their spirit more
To profit from the endless wars
And from the labor multiplied
And from the masses demoralized
Who still turn to the worm for guidance because
For America, he professes love
Not for her people (those, he hates)
They are but low-life reprobates
But for what nation she could be
If she increased her liberty
And turned her unscathed, generous face
Toward parasites that “earn their place”
And spread her ample, gentle thighs
For those who come and tribalize
And offered her abundant breast
To those who maybe pass a test
And even those who don’t, you see
Deserve a similar amnesty
For their natural state is to conserve
Just like the posture of the worm
A winning slave morality”